2020/21 Elementary Principal Update

November 29, 2020

Dear Parents,

More than ever, we find this time of year so meaningful because of the gratitude we feel - gratitude towards so many! First of all, we are thankful for our Virtual Learning Academy students and families as well as all of the students and families who are waiting to return to campus. We didn't imagine that we would still be in the midst of the Pandemic at this time, but we are so thankful that our families are supporting the instruction offered by our teachers.


Our teachers and support staff are amazing, too. They are working harder than ever. Those teaching via distance learning are finding ways to engage students while dealing with various Internet speeds and other issues that occur daily. They are finding ways to deliver virtual instruction and materials while also preparing work to distribute weekly, and they are finding ways to collect work and assess student learning. Those teachers who returned to school for Hybrid instruction have incredible, positive attitudes and are so helpful in keeping our students safe as they deliver in-person instruction.


We hope that you read the recent email from Wendy Sinnette about staying safe over this last week. For our Hybrid families who returned to campus, we ask the following:


1. If you traveled outside of the country, your child must quarantine for 14 days upon your return to the United States. Please monitor symptoms closely. Teachers will provide daily updates, and materials will be sent home or shared digitally.


2. If you traveled out of state or if you traveled within the state but attended a large gathering for Thanksgiving, we recommend that those children also quarantine for 14 days and that symptoms are monitored closely. Teachers will provide daily updates, and materials will be sent home or shared digitally.


These steps are important because they support our entire school community. As you know, if a student exposes a cohort, then the whole cohort needs to return to distance learning. In an effort to remain on campus, we all must do our part.


A question has been added to the daily screener (linked below) about travel. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.


Sincerely,


Emily Blaney, LCE Principal

Cory Pak, PCR Principal

Carrie Hetzel, PCY Principal



Photo Credit Juvnsky Anton Maksimov via Unsplash

Don't Forget to Fill This Out Every Day if You Child is Coming Onto Campus:

School Videos for TK-2nd Grade Returning to Campus

LCE TK-2 Safety Protocols
PCR TK-2 Safety Protocols
PCY K-2 Safety Protocols

Upcoming Events

National Sock Day

Friday, Dec. 4th, 12am

LCE, PCR, PCY

December 4th is National Sock Day! We are collecting socks (new, still in the package) for Union Station Homeless Services. A dropbox will be available at each school site. Give the gift of socks for those in need this holiday season.

PCY Library Curbside Pick-Up

Friday, Dec. 4th, 8-9am

471 Knight Way

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Request books ahead of time on Destiny. Contact the PCY library specialist if you cannot make the time listed and wish to make an appointment.

LCE Library Curbside Pick-Up

Friday, Dec. 4th, 10am-12pm

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Request books ahead of time on Destiny. All hold requests are due by 3:30 PM Wednesdays. Check the Library Google Classroom for information on how to place a hold through Destiny. Book pickup and returns will take place on Encinas Blvd from 10 AM - 12 PM. Please wear a face covering.

PCR Library Curbside Pick-Up

Friday, Dec. 4th, 12-1pm

5025 Palm Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Request books ahead of time on Destiny.

Collaboration Day

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8am

This is an online event.

Students must complete an asynchronous assignment from their teacher in order for their attendance to count on this day.

Winter Break

Saturday, Dec. 19th, 12am to Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2021 at 12am

This is an online event.

Happy New Year!
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